Training Schedule for Nonprofits 2021

As part of Valcare’s capacity building benefits to our member organisations, we present affordable training sessions to nonprofits in the Cape Winelands. These workshops are hosted in Paarl and aim to up-skill managers and employees in all areas of running a successful nonprofit organisation. Other online training opportunities could also be hosted throughout the year, depending on the need relevance. Who may attend the Valcare training sessions? All registered nonprofits and charitable organisations are welcome [...]

By | September 25th, 2020|Events, News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Desperate Parents to Top Autism School

Ten years ago, a couple of parents in the Paarl-area realised with shock that they will have to wait up to six years for placement in one of the two Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) schools in Cape Town. They came together, took matters into their own hands and bravely started the Boland School for Autism in Paarl. Working closely with a psychologist, the parents registered an NPO and appointed a teacher to present an autism-specific [...]

By | September 9th, 2020|News, Noticeboard, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Meet our Proteas of the Valley 2020 Women

Over the years this inspirational women’s month initiative, held in August each year, has grown in leaps and bounds and has become a highlight in the Cape Winelands calendar. The name ‘Proteas of the Valley’ was chosen last year, because just like this famous fynbos plant, these women also flourish and flower amidst harsh and difficult conditions. Due to lockdown regulations we decided to honour the ladies by telling their stories not only in written [...]

By | August 31st, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

5 Top Tips to Effectively Manage Employees Remotely

With the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, many organisations were forced to think of new ways of working. This included setting up systems and structures to enable team members to work from their homes (or from anywhere for that matter). These measures have had a great impact on the way teams and organisations operate, with more people working from home than ever before. Shifting to a work-from-home culture during a time of crisis brings its own unique [...]

By | August 31st, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Simondium Principals initiate 50 Food Distribution Points during Lockdown

When the lockdown regulations were enforced at the beginning of March 2020, many organisations, individuals, businesses and schools stepped up to help vulnerable people who didn’t have access to food. Two principals in the Simondium area, who happens to be married, were two of these passionate solution-finders, along with the community leaders, church leaders and organisations in their Ward 1. Liza Matthee from Simondium Primary School and her husband, Clive Matthee from  the neighbouring Bergendal [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Organisations Unite to Provide Psychosocial Support Amidst Covid-19

In response to the Covid-19 crisis and the rising need for mental health support in communities*, a collaborative psychosocial project has been launched by passionate nonprofit organisations in the Cape Winelands. The project’s objective is to empower frontline relief workers, social workers, teachers, aftercare staff and nonprofit employees who have contact with families during the crisis and lockdown period. Two workshops were developed by Sp(i)eel Arts Therapies Collective and Good Hope Psychological Service to equip [...]

By | July 14th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

#MandelaDay2020 | Nonprofit Initiatives in the Cape Winelands

International Mandela Day is celebrated on 18 July each year, and the essence has always been to take action and inspire change.  This year, with the world experiencing increased suffering, poverty and health challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our collaborative kindness is more important than ever. As Valcare’s membership network of nonprofit organisations, we call on each and every one to be an active citizen on Mandela Day and beyond. To join the millions [...]

By | July 13th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Valcare’s C19 Response Enables More than 2 Million Meals in the Cape Winelands

After three months of operations, Valcare’s Covid-19 Response Programme has enabled an estimated 2 913 120 meals to vulnerable people in the Cape Winelands.  At the beginning of lockdown, Valcare, who specialises in managing social investments, made the decision to temporarily focus our attention on providing food support to beneficiaries of our nonprofit member organisations most affected.  A Covid-19 fund was set up with the objective to relieve hunger in communities by distributing food support [...]

By | July 7th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Proteas of the Valley 2020 | Nominate Inspirational Women in the Cape Winelands

It’s that time of the year again. With National Women’s Month taking place in August, Valcare will once again be honouring the incredible women who make the Cape Winelands a better placeJust like the magnificent protea that grows and thrives in dry and mountainous terrain, these women flourish, flower and bring joy despite difficult conditions. And there couldn’t be a more fitting time to celebrate the hope carriers who have stood strong before and during [...]

By | June 11th, 2020|Noticeboard|0 Comments

From the CEO: Transitioning from C19 Food Support to Job Opportunities

At the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa, Valcare made the decision to focus our immediate attention on providing food support to the vulnerable beneficiaries of our nonprofit member organisations.  Although nutritional support is not part of Valcare’s core focus, we felt that we couldn’t turn a blind eye and continue with ‘business as usual’ whilst the desperation of our neighbours were so evident. The main intervention was to raise funds to help [...]

By | June 10th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments